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Teknor Apex Launches TPEs with Up to 35% Recycled Content

Teknor Apex introduces a new series of TPEs, the Monprene® RX CP-15100 series, containing 25 to 35% recycled content; a significant added value that helps brands achieve their sustainability goals.
The Monprene® RX CP-15100 series, formulated with PCR (Post Consumer Recycled) content, promotes a circular economy while decreasing reliance on virgin fossil-based resources and energy. This offering allows brands to meet consumer and regulatory demands for recycled content within their products. These TPEs are available globally and manufactured around the world with locally sourced raw materials procured to exacting specifications - turning local waste into resource. Unlike competitive TPEs with recycled content, available in black only, these materials are delivered in a consistent light, natural color, similar to their prime offsets.
A Sustainable Option
The Monprene® RX CP-15100 series is available in standard grades from 55 to 80 Shore A and can also be tailored for a customer’s specific requirements. These grades are designed for injection molding applications, including overmolding onto polypropylene. These materials perform and processes like prime TPE and are ideal for personal care products, lawn & garden tools, writing instruments, appliances, sporting goods and dunnage. The PCR content is sourced from waste diverted from households, or commercial, industrial and institutional facilities. The use of PCR content contributes toward a circular economy and creates demand for consumer recycling programs. Not only does Monprene® RX reduce plastic waste by incorporating it into the compound, but products made from Monprene® RX are still fully recyclable at the end of the product's life.
Because people and our planet are what matter at Teknor Apex, this specialty TPE is an important part of our sustainability program. We actively look to increase the sustainability of our products, while reducing the environmental impact of our manufacturing operations. Our focus includes improving energy efficiency, reducing water consumption and diverting waste from landfills.” said Jonathan Plisco, New Business Development Manager.
Monprene® RX CP-15100 Series TPEs are manufactured according to the standards of ISO-9001 and ISO 14001 in the USA, Singapore and Germany, with strict formulation control and traceability. “This introduction represents the first of several sustainable product launches slated for this year – that include other types of recycled content, bio-based raw materials, and carbon negative additives. We are actively collaborating with various partners in the supply chain, with continued growth in our portfolio,” adds Plisco. 
Source: Teknor Apex

Publication date: 06/04/2022

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 870292.